International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.) records
Scope and Contents of the Records
The records of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.) consist of the files kept by Tommy Archer as financial secretary of the local from 1949, as treasurer of the International's General Pension Fund, 1957-1966, and as President of the South Atlantic Conference of Operating Engineers, 1958-1959. Filed alphabetically and consisting in bulk of correspondence and financial records, the local's Office Files concern membership, insurance, job opportunities, disciplinary matters and relationships with contractors in Atlanta, in Georgia, and in the South. Minutes of the regular meetings and those of the executive board, 1949-1970, discuss wages, elections, trials, and various construction jobs. Archer's work as treasurer of the International's General Pension Fund and as president of the South Atlantic Conference of Operating Engineers is described through minutes, correspondence, and financial data, 1953-1966. Organized in 1953 out of concern of the international union for the number of unorganized operating engineers in the South Atlantic states, the South Atlantic Conference in these minutes discusses organizing in each state, while correspondence deals more with conference arrangements.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
The International Union of Operating Engineers represents heavy equipment operators and stationary engineers in the construction industry. Local 926 is located in Atlanta.
5.8 Linear Feet (in 16 boxes)
Language of Materials
The records of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1927-1971, consist of the files kept by Tommy Archer as financial secretary of the local from 1949, as treasurer of the International's General Pension Fund, 1957-1966, and as President of the South Atlantic Conference of Operating Engineers, 1958-1959.
The records are arranged into five series: Series I: Office Files, 1932-1971, Series II: Financial Material, 1927-1967, Series III: Minutes, 1949-1970, Series IV: Notes, 1955-1971, Series V: International Union of Operating Engineers, 1953-1966
Donated by Operating Engineers Local 926, courtesy Tommy Archer, March 27, 1973.
The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, see the International Union of Operating Engineers contract collection. For constitutions and bylaws, consult the archivist.
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection
- 23 photographs (may be available in Digital Collections)
Separated to Contracts and Agreements Collection
- Contracts of this local and other unions in the region
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection
- International Operating Engineer issues
Separated to Pamphlets Collection
- Publications on various topics
Separated to Constitutions and Bylaws Collection
- Constitutions from this local and other state labor organizations
Processed by E. L. E. Mize, February 4, 1974. During processing, items were separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection, Constitutions and Bylaws Collection, Contracts and Agreements Collection, Pamphlets Collection, and Periodicals Collection.
- International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.):
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- March 5, 1974
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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